COVID-19: Why is preventive cleaning recommended in at-risk environments?
COVID-19 is a disease of the coronavirus family that causes respiratory infections. It poses a major threat to the health of a large number of individuals, which is why the Government of Quebec quickly adopted prevention and control measures to curb the contagion as much as possible.
Certain community public health measures are recommended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Among these, preventive cleaning of at-risk environments is strongly encouraged. But why? To find out more, let’s take a look at the issue below.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The first step in understanding why preventive cleaning of at-risk environments is necessary during a pandemic is to understand how COVID-19 spreads.
Human coronaviruses can infect the nose, throat and lungs. They typically spread in a variety of ways.
- Respiratory droplets produced by an infected person when coughing or sneezing
- Direct contact with an infected person
- Contact with contaminated surfaces, followed by touching the mouth, nose or eyes with your hand
Although isolation is one way to avoid contracting COVID-19, it can sometimes be difficult to escape it. For example, in the case of a person with Diogenes syndrome, the accumulation of unsanitary objects and neglected living conditions can present a risk of spread if certain contaminated items are kept inside a dwelling. In these situations, pest management professionals can offer hoarder cleaning services to prevent an individual living in these conditions from contracting COVID-19.
Preventive cleaning of at-risk environments: prevention is better than cure
Not only is house cleaning important for people with Diogenes syndrome, it is also important when you live with people who have a weakened immune system. Young children, people who are immunocompromised, chronically ill, or 70 years of age and older are more likely to develop this disease and have more symptoms and more serious impacts on their health.
Therefore, preventive and regular cleaning of your environment will help you limit and avoid the transfer of micro-organisms to these at-risk persons. Therefore, you should carefully clean all surfaces that are regularly in contact with hands and subject to heavy use (door handles, remote controls, electronic devices, toilet flusher, etc.).
With these additional precautions, you will minimize the chances of transmitting the virus by contact with frequently used surfaces.
Preventive cleaning is important for public spaces
Preventive cleaning of high-risk environments is necessary since we are not immune to this virus. In fact, it can be found anywhere and remain active for several hours or even days, depending on the surface on which it is located.
No chances should be taken with this virus in hospitals, seniors’ homes, grocery stores, etc. Cleaning helps reduce the chances of it spreading, while also ensuring a healthy environment for everyone.
Cleaning at-risk environments: an important measure to consider
In short, preventive cleaning of at-risk environments is necessary in order to maintain a healthy environment and prevent a person from contracting COVID-19.
Contact us now if you need help or would like to use our hoarder cleaning services. At E.Exterminateur, our team can help you in this time of crisis.